The Queensland State Government has announced a plan to ban on lightweight, single-use plastics bags by 2018, and this includes degradable and biodegradable bags, which are no better for the environment than standard plastic bags.
A public discussion paper was released late 2016, with a deadline of 27th February 2017. The response from the public was overwhelming, with the government receiving over 26000 submissions, sending a clear message that the people want action on plastic bags.
Not only that, but the submissions also made it very clear that plastic bags are just the start, and further needs to be done to reduce plastic litter. We are told by government insiders that this is being taken very seriously.
Our heartfelt thank you to everyone who made a submission!
>>To read our submission on the discussion paper, click here
>>For further information on plastic bags, click here